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East Asian Book Workshop

In the Spring of 2013, The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University started the Korean Book Workshop. Each semester, students read and discussed current works by Koreanists and then spoke with the authors through online videoconferencing. Starting in Fall 2014, the Korean Book Workshop expanded to become the East Asian Book Workshop, adding topics related to the whole of East Asia. For more information about the workshop, please contact

Fall 2016 East Asian Book Workshop Flyer for Erica Brindley

Previous Workshops:


Associate Professor Charlotte Eubanks- Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies, Penn State

March 10, 2016

Subject: Professor Eubanks's book Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan


Associate Professor Ethan Segal- History, Michigan State University

February 5, 2016

Subject: Professor Segal's book Coins, Trade, and the State: Economic Growth in Early Medieval Japan


Professor Nicole Constable- Social Sciences and Anthropology at Yale NUS
College at the National University of Singapore, Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh

December 4, 2015

Subject: Professor Constable's book Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers
and the Politics of International Labor


Associate Professor Christina Klein- English, Boston College

October 23, 2015

Subject: Professor Klein's book Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945-1961


Professor Laura Miller- Ei'ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies and Professor of Anthropology, University of Missouri-St. Louis

April 21, 2015

Subject: Professor Miller's book Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan


Professor Daniel Gardner- Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History, Smith College

April 13, 2015

Subject: Professor Gardner's book Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction


Associate Professor Sealing Cheng- Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

February 5, 2015

Subject: Professor Cheng's book On the Move for Love: Migrant Entertainers and the U.S. Military in South Korea

Associate Professor Chenyang Li - Philosophy Programme, Nanyang Technological University
November 19, 2014
Subject: Professor Li's book The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony

Associate Professor Paola Iovene - East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
November 7, 2014
Subject: Professor Iovene's book Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Presidential Teaching Professor E. Taylor Atkins - History, Northern Illinois University (click to view edited interview)
October 2, 2014
Subject: Professor Atkins's book Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

Associate Professor Theodore Q. Hughes - East Asian Languages & Cultures, Columbia University
April 4, 2014
Subject: Professor Hughes's book Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier

Associate Professor Sean Kim - History & Anthropology, University of Central Missouri (click to view edited interview)
March 26, 2014
Subject: Two articles on Protestant Christianity in Korea

Associate Professor Hyunjoon Park - Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
March 12, 2014
Subject: Professor Park's book Re-Evaluating Education in Japan and Korea: Demystifying stereotypes

Professor Nancy Abelmann - Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

November 18, 2013
Subject: Two articles about developing social structures among Korean university students

Professor Namhee Lee - Modern Korean History, UCLA
October 25, 2013
Subject: Professor Lee’s book The Making of Minjung

Associate Professor Joseph Sung-Yul Park - English, National University of Singapore
September 25, 2013

Subject: Two recent articles by Professor Park about English and neoliberalism in the context of Korea’s social transformations.

Prof. Hyaeweol Choi - Korean Studies, Australia National University
April 11, 2013            
Subject: Chapters 1, 3 and 5 from Prof. Choi’s book Gender and Mission Encounters in Korea: New Women, Old Ways

Dr. John (Song Pae) Cho (click to view edited interview)
March 17, 2013
Subject: Chapters 4, 5 and 6 from Dr. Cho's upcoming book about South Korean gay men, the Internet and sexual citizenship.

Prof. Michael Robinson - Korean, Transnational Studies, Indiana University
February 12, 2013
Subject: Prof. Robinson’s book Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea (then in the process of revision for e-book release)